Nuts Are Really Good For You!
Adding a handful of nuts to your daily diet is a good way of managing fasting blood sugar levels says a study in the March 2019 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: https://tgam.ca/2VB90wK
Nuts also greatly decrease fasting insulin levels and insulin resistance. This is the body's way of preventing insulin from helping sugar into the cells where it is needed for normal energy production.
Health Canada Has Set Acceptable Blood Sugar Levels Too High
In this article however, one of the main reasons why so many people (upwards of 50%! of us) will be diagnosed with diabetes in our lifetime is that Health Canada states an actual diagnosis of diabetes doesn't happen until sugar levels are 7.0 mmol/L or higher! This is WAY too high!!
In fact, according to Mosby's Canadian Manual of Diagnostics and Laboratory Tests, acceptable levels of blood sugar are 4 to 6 mmol/L. In nutrition school, we are taught that good levels are 4.0 to 5.0 mmol/L!
Is There A Link To Big Pharma?
Is Health Canada helping big Pharma by not directing doctors to diagnose diabetes early enough - before symptoms such as heart disease and nerve damage (common side effects of diabetes) are also diagnosed??
This means expensive drugs can now be prescribed for heart disease, high blood pressure, nerve damage, and other 'side effects'.
While I'd love to get my hands on a regular dose of Metformin for its' other well known benefits (https://bit.ly/2VuNzxo) - this is not the point 😅
We should be counselling Canadians in prevention NOT management!! 😡 😰